Friday, April 29, 2005

Thankful Baby John is healthy

Baby John and Jill just got back from his 5 week checkup. He is in great shape. They said he was the most calm baby they had ever seen (Joseph was like that too). Anyway, he is now 12lbs, 12 oz and 23 3/4 inches long (one big 5 week old).

I am thankful that John Victor Manty is such a healthy baby.

Thursday, April 28, 2005


I am thankful for blogs and free blog hosts like

Blogs can be a fun creative outlet. Blogs can be a way to keep up with industry news. Blogs make it easy for people to write down their ideas and thoughts. Blogs can be a great way to promote your business. Blogs can be plain silly. Blogs are a wonderful creation and I enjoy both using and reading them.

I am very thankful for blogs.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

I am thankful for my Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law

I am thankful for my Brother-in-law and my Sister-in-law. We don't see them as much as we would like to, but my Brother-in-law, Paul Kropp and Sister-in-law, Dawn Kropp are wonderful people. I am very thankful for them and their two daughters.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Grateful for the Beach

I am thankful for the Beach. I grew up in South Florida and I lived there until 1996 when I moved to Texas. The beach was somewhere I could go to and relax. The sound of the waves, the feel of the sand on my feet, the smell of the ocean breeze, all made me feel at peace with life. The beach is a wonderful place and I am very thankful for the beach and the many years that it was always nearby.

Monday, April 25, 2005

Thankful for Ruth Kropp

I am very, very, very, thankful for Jill's mom, Ruth Kropp. She raised an incredible woman in Jill. She also is extremely helpful and is great with our kids. She is truely a blessing to us and those who know her.